Yes – an economic recession is coming, rather than alienating social justice how about economic justice solidarity?

NZ Woke

Yes, as TDB has been pointing out for sometime, fundamental tectonic eruptions of global free market capitalism are imploding and triggering hyper inflationary pressures that will lead to stagflation..

Energy prices rising despite retailers’ huge profits

Cost of living hits social housing tenants hard with $16 million missed rent owed to Kāinga Ora

Economists issue warning after financial stability report paints grim picture of NZ economy as interest rates skyrocket, house prices plummet

Majority of Kiwis planning to cut costs this Christmas as inflation bites

…I love how a lot of the middle class identity politics activists who have spent 2 years alienating every possible voter with woke dogma and Lynch mob cancellations are now all ‘Morganing up’.

‘Morganing Up’: Where a previous social media activist goes from woke drama queen to respectable UK liberal newspaper columnist in an attempt to look more mainstream and less alienating.

The best part of NZ Twitter in election year will be watching all the woke activists who have spent 2 years spitting hate and cancelling everyone now try to woo voters over to them.

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I love watching their attempt at political persuasion.

It’s like watching vegans eating steak.

In an election of tribal polarisation and a social media environment of call outs and cancellations, pure temple politics erodes the common ground between voters to build Broadchurch mandates and political majority.

The Greens are suddenly noticing the economy, prominent Wellington Twitteratti Drama Queens are noticing it, even the CTU has paused on middle class virtue signalling to discuss economics.

The activist woke middle class Left seem to have woken up to the fact that their cancel culture is problematic if you’ve cancelled everyone who might vote for you.

NZ Twitter ready to cast the first stone

The danger of woke middle class identity politics replacing class left analysis is that the politics devolve into a micro aggression deplatforming campaign that alienates rather than builds solidarity against free market capitalism.

The true demarcation of power in a. democratic capitalist state is the 1% richest + their 9% enablers Vs the 90% rest of us.

Identity Politics simply cements into place a caste system of intersectionism alongside a terminal tribal affiliation to your skin colour, gender or identity.

There needs to be far more common ground and shared values.

We need to remove the yoke of taxation from the 90% and reset it to the 10% richest.

The minefield of social justice and it’s never ending pure temple deplatforming of everything that triggers it will only drive people further from the Left in an intense economic downturn because you can’t eat virtue signalling aesthetics.

Between January and March this year a record 363,888 food grants were handed out on top of a 500% spike in food bank demand. Between 2020 and 2021:
  • $608 million in housing equity was made by landlords
  • 9.6% increase in rent for tenants
  • 18.4% of children live in households earning less than half the median income after housing costs
  • $5.5 billion in profit made by ANZ, BNZ, ASB and Westpac

and the Top 1% own 25% of wealth while the Bottom 50% owns 2% of wealth

If you think the worst inflation in 30 years is bad now, wait until the impact of the Ukrainian war and broken supply chains in China hit.

The economic recession is coming, and all the Left has to offer are pronoun cancellations the militantly correct pronunciation of Te Reo and having anyone who doesn’t love cyclists sacked from their jobs.

Poor people aren’t sitting around the table arguing over pronouns or cancelling each other for incorrectly pronouncing Te Reo.

The woke middle class outrage olympics on social media have had a terrible impact on how voters view the wider Left. The woke are endlessly tying themselves in knots over esoteric issues that have little to do with the lived struggles of the majority of Kiwis.

Land Rights for Gay Whales is somehow issues the Left end up championing while the cost of living crushes us.

Rather than this woke nonsense, we urgently need material upgrades for people.

Let’s ensure taxation is targeted at the corporates and the wealthy while subsidising the costs of the poorest.

I present the 10 point Left wing Economic Justice Plan for Aotearoa New Zealand.

1: Feed every kid in NZ a free nutritious and healthy breakfast and lunch at every school using local product and school gardens with parents paid to come in and help.

2: 50 000 State Homes for life built using the best environmental and social architecture standards using the public works act to seize land and immediately start building satellite towns using upgraded public transport hubs.

3: Free public transport plus vast infrastructure upgrade for climate crisis.

4: Doubling welfare payments and student allowances minus any bullshit claw backs from MSD plus Living Wage universally adopted as minimum working wage.

5: GST off fresh fruit and vegetables and essentials like tampons, toilet paper, condoms, oral health plus a sugar tax.

6: Free Dental services for everyone through public health.

7: Debt cancellation – student loans, welfare overpayments, beneficiary debt, easier debt cancellation.

8: Taxation focused on corporations like financial transaction tax, windfall tax and first $10 000 is tax free.

9: Renter Rights – (rent freezes, end accomodation payments, long term tenancy arrangements) plus universal union membership.

10: Properly funded public broadcasting with TVNZ advert free and merged with RNZ alongside properly funded journalism through NZ on Air with more money for the Arts and Science. If you can’t have good public journalism, the right wing media will destroy these other 9 advances. 

Don’t tell me we can’t afford any of this, we just shovelled $60 billion into the pockets of property speculators, we can shovel a tiny fraction of that into the mouths of the poorest.

While the middle class Identity Politics clique continue to find ways to divide us with social justice, economic justice can be a populist working class antidote to the alienation of woke cancel culture.


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      • Interesting you should mention slogans…Let’s do (This)…Let’s keep Moving (where?). Very cunning of Labour – no specifics, no targets, no goals, no end game…nothing to be held accountable for or blamed for. Jacinda: “We did this. We kept moving. So we delivered as (not) promised.”

  1. Yes but …. My vegan labradoodle identifies as a budgie, and I still expect to ride my bike over the Auckland harbour bridge as promised to me. All this other nonsense of cost of living crisis caused by exploding inflation is just not that important really!

    • The lack of vegan cuttlefish is trans-parakeet oppression. I see and acknowledge the pain of your Budgie (Whosapretty, Boy, Then).

  2. “We need to remove the yoke of taxation from the 90% and reset it to the 10% richest”

    Whilst it’s a petty point Mart but that comment is not strictly correct. 2% of the 10% rich pricks pay the most tax in NZ. These are the salary workers and/or the ones who choose not to actively avoid tax through trusts and other tax lowering schemes.

    So it is the 8% of others with their clawbacks and tax avoidance that need to man up and pay their share.

  3. “Hello darkness, my old friend
    I’ve come to talk with you again
    Because a vision softly creeping
    Left its seeds while I was sleeping
    And the vision that was planted in my brain
    Still remains
    Within the sound of ….?”


    • Tane / Ah, the Sound of Silence seems to be the sound that this government wants to hear most. They turned the sprinklers on the demos and blasted them with noise so as not to have to hear them, but as there’s a certainly impracticality in hosing all of us, they’re passing a bill to shut everybody up.

  4. With all due respect–heh–have any of the above political geniuses ever done anything apart from whinge and make surly, passive aggressive comments online? Have any of you ever been union members, attended protests, rallies and marches, helped achieve political goals at community level?

    Martyn’s list is pretty damn good, but as always it will take extra Parliamentary organisation and political grunt to achieve. The current bourgeois Parliamentary parties will not go there until their cosy neo liberal consensus is smashed once and for all. The cosy monetarist deal has existed basically uninterrupted since 1984–apart from static from New Labour/Alliance/Internet Mana–it is the key strategic task for the next 5 years.

    • The list can’t be taken seriously. There’s some good stuff on there – and some need exorung further, but offering free dental to ‘eceryone’ makes no sense. Why should tax payers fund dental care for a lawyer on 300k?

    • Yes. To all your instances in the first paragraph, TM.

      What to do – on the ground – today?

      The message I’m hearing from a very demoralised what’s-left -of -the- left, in my personal and limited world, sadly, is make popcorn and watch the show.

      And I get the despondency and I suspect a lot of the paralysis comes from feeling so bitterly betrayed. But that has to lead to action. Fresh, New. God, I feel depressed just writing those words.

      What I’ve decided is that as far as action is concerned, this hiatus is about attending to obstacles in the way, as we simultaneously feel the pain and pay close attention. If a path doesn’t come into focus, (and I believe it will), well, we start bush-crashing.

  5. Well we are making progress! We have gone from making the “rich” a trillion better off apparently, to now 60 billion. That’s a difference of 940 billion. But whose counting.

  6. Don’t the money will trickle down through society from the top to the bottom they said….

    Don’t worry your electricity company will pass on it’ savings from their record profits by lowering their prices for the plebs they said…

    I’m looking forward to the day when the looting of banks and supermarkets start

    • Yes they did say that when privatizing electricity companies.
      Then of course share holders want a return on their investment and BAM, power prices have never stopped rising.

      • exactly and it is happening again under Meagan Woods; she is scrapping low user rates and instead saying power companies will be nice and keep prices low for users even though that goes against their founding business model !

        yeah right

  7. All of [this]… all of it, is the responsibility of our politicians. It’s their job to ensure the above aberrations of common sense and social justice are not something we non professional politicians should be desperately casting a wide net for in hoping against hope that there must be, out there somewhere, a miracle we can scoop up. Of course, there is, but it’s not our direct responsibility to find those miracles then utilise them. That’s the job of our politicians. That’s why they’re paid hundreds of thousands of dollars each and can enjoy fantastical perks including beautiful cars, doting drivers, first class air travel and high end accomodation. They must be paid well for taking such grave responsibilities to task to ensure that we, and specifically the most at risk of us. are well taken care of first.
    But they’re not. And they don’t. Why? Well many of them are simply cunts. They’re lazy, privileged, overly pampered cunts. Any AO/NZ politician who can blithely drive by the homeless begging for cash in a plastic card economy along Courtney Place needs to no longer be one of our politicians. Instant dismissal is the idea of an action that springs to mind.
    We currently have the pretence of politics as represented by an expensive collective of suits and frocks known as ‘Labour’. Labour, is by it’s historic definition, the working persons political representation.Well, it’s a bit shit of a one now then isn’t it?
    The, in my humble opinion, actual, real, urgent issue before us AO/NZ human, human-beings is that our very politics, our very own politicians, the ones we loath/adore/pay/vote for in grave and dire hope, in desperation and in anxious anticipation of better times to enable us to live in less hideous, soul stealing poverty and anxiety are no longer our taxes paid for politicians whom we should be able to trust and respect but to Theirs. Theirs. They. Them. Not us. But Them. The deep, dark state. The Corporation. The Money. The power that money affords the weak willed and soulless. They’re not giving a fuck. The unimaginative and the artless don’t care about you and me because that’s not their job to. They’re simply compelled to grab as much as they can then stand up on that pile of money and wank over us all. And way down there, there’s our politicians wiping the riche’s jizz off as they pocket the substantial fall-out. ( Sorry. Vulgar and offensive. But I’m trying to make a point.)
    My final summation of what is our plight must surely be along the lines of the simple fact that our politicians are no longer ours, but theirs. All of this, all of it, is because we’ve stopped making sure we get political bang for our political buck.
    ( Oh God. I thought I was finished. )
    Our responcibilities are to each other. Not to foreign owned businesses. ( Like foreign owned fucker banksters for example ) Not liars, swindlers, nor flouncing Nancy billionaires. (Really Boys? Is that all you’ve got?) It’s to you and me and those over there. So, why is it ok, for you and me and the homeless and those unloved and unlovely, the kids who eat shit food because it’s cheaper than supermarket cartel vegetables who’s teeth then fall out , why is that? I can tell you without fear of contradiction. It’s our politicians. Those cunts are for the Them. Not for us. That must change. That, is our priority. Our politicians must be reminded that they are ours, not theirs.

  8. In this fantasy land where is the incentive to work hard and advance you and your family .Reading the list you create a family that is feed and transported by the state they also supply you a house for life if you decide to work you get the living wage no matter what your skill level is . You are looked after by a blotted union that you are forced to join no matter how hopeless they are . Capitalism has faults but the opposite is worse .


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